: I will just take the opportunity t' tell you, since I don't believe I've ever done it before at one of our family gatherin's -— not precisely, I mean -— just how brainless you are, Deborah. Truly brainless. Not simply stupid. Bar-ain-less.
As in: brains of a carrot.... I will remind you, Madam Ambassador, that as the senior naval officer in the system, I am obliged to 'coordinate' with you but am in no way under your authority. So, Deborah, consider us havin' 'coordinated' -— you are a cretin and I told you so
-— and I will attend t' the Queen's business.